Technical Writer

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

The UKAEA is looking for a Technical Writer to join the Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) department on a permanent basis. The OCE has an extensive portfolio and track record leading projects for the organisation.

As the Technical Writer, you’ll be required to take process ownership to achieve quality outcomes working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders across the entire UKAEA programme areas. You must also have a passion for finding creative ways to drive process change to achieve documentation standardisation of technical authoring activities across the Authority.

You will support the Lead Technical Writer in the UKAEA improvement activity relating to its technical writer’s function, authoring and standards – which is pivotal to ensure the standards of documentation meets the organisations current and future needs as well as for continous improvement purposes. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with planning, developing, writing and editing operational procedures,  user guides, additional business needs, contractual papers for external organisations.
  • Obtaining regular user feedback  
  • Knowledge capture and minuting
  • Ensuring difficult pieces of work are completed effectively on time and to the appropriate level
  • Delivering updates and revisions to technical documentation including generation of new document types
£33,297 to £35,520 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Office of Chief Engineers
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 11/04/2023 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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